Au­thors dou­ble up

Rhyme and rea­son be­hind a com­bined book launch in Wanaka...

Central Otago Mirror - - OUT & ABOUT -

Steve Gunn Gig: On his first mu­si­cal jour­ney to New Zealand, New York-based gui­tarist and song­writer Steve Gunn will play a solo show in Sher­wood, Queen­stown. Starts at 8.30pm. Tick­ets on un­der­ther­ Alexan­dra Cro­quet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sun­days and

Tues­days. Ken­mare St, Green, Alexan­dra. New mem­bers wel­come. Con­tact Carol on 448 6511. Pe­tanque Cromwell: Ev­ery Sun­day and Wed­nes­days 1.30pm at Old Cromwell Town. In­quiries Mar­garet Ball 445 3678. Hawea Flat poet Liz Bres­lin and Auck­land writer Do­minic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey have dou­bled up to launch new pub­li­ca­tions in Wanaka on July 13.

Alzheimer’s and a Spoon (Otago Univer­sity Press) is Bres­lin’s first pub­lished col­lec­tion of po­ems, while Ice­land (Steele Roberts) is Hoey’s de­but novel.

’’I’m to­tally, com­pletely, mas­sively de­lighted to be pub­lished by Otago Univer­sity Press,’’ Bres­lin said.

‘‘They’ve been bril­liant to work with, and I love hav­ing the pro­fes­sional stan­dards and sup­port.’’

Bres­lin is no stranger to Wanaka’s lit­er­ary scene and stage and has waxed lyri­cal on di­verse sub­jects in her po­ems, plays and news­pa­per col­umns.

She was sec­ond run­ner-up in the

Ev­ery Mon­day from 3.30 to 5.30pm at Queen­stown Med­i­cal Cen­tre, 9

Isle St. Ap­point­ments are nec­es­sary. Con­tact 441 0500.

Wanaka Walk­ers: Pack a lunch and meet on the lakefront op­po­site the show­grounds, Mon­days 9.30am. For more info call 021474904 Alcoholics Anony­mous: Plun­ket Rooms, Ard­more Street, Wanaka, 8pm. Open meet­ing, all wel­come. Art Group: Mon­days 9.30am-2pm. Craft clu­b­rooms 44b In­nis­cort St. In­quiries 4451359. New mem­bers wel­come.

Age Con­cern Tai Chi: for arthri­tis and gen­eral well-be­ing 9.30am10.25am at Angli­can Church Hall. Con­tact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, con­tact Gwenda 4450510.

Ta­ble Ten­nis: Cromwell Pres­by­te­rian Church hall ev­ery Mon­day 7-9pm. Con­tact Jim 022 187 3224.

Hawea flat yoga: Hawea Flat Hall, 7pm - 8.15pm $12. All wel­come. Text/ call Kate 027695772 for more info. 2014 New Zealand Po­etry Slam. In 2016 she per­formed at TEDx Queen­stown and was third in the Charles Caus­ley Trust In­ter­na­tional Po­etry Com­pe­ti­tion.

Hoey’s con­nec­tion to Wanaka ex­tends back to 2013, when the dyslexic rap­per and poet per­formed at the Out­spo­ken Fes­ti­val.

Ice­land fol­lows two pro­tag­o­nists liv­ing in the Auck­land sub­urb of Grey Lynn. The book was in ge­n­e­sis for five years, with Hoey spend­ing time re­search­ing in Ice­land and Raro­tonga.

‘‘It’s about what hap­pens when peo­ple are forced to live in a mem­ory of their home. There’s also lots of funny stuff too,’’ he said.

Hoey also has poem col­lec­tions and stu­dio al­bums to his name.

WHERE: Rhyme and Rea­son Brewery, 17 Gor­don Road, Wanaka, Thurs­day July 13, 6pm. Mums 4 Mums Cen­tral Otago: meet first and third Tues­day of the month from 10am til 12 at

Youth­base, Gregg St, Alexan­dra. Breast feeding sup­port and par­ent­ing re­sources, top­ics and speak­ers. Con­tact Helen

0273289277 Jen­nifer 0272299213 Find us on Face­book

Bridge: Play Bridge Tues­day evenings, Queen­stown Events Cen­tre 7pm. En­quiries 027 771 6660 Queen­stown Toast­mas­ters: Meet ev­ery 1st, 3rd and when ap­pli­ca­ble 5th Tues­day from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at St John Rooms, Dou­glas St, Frank­ton. Vis­i­tors al­ways wel­come. Con­tact Char­lotte on 0279333464 or visit queen­stown­toast­mas­ Ro­tary Club: Wanaka Ro­tar­i­ans meet at the Mt Iron Gar­den Bar and Func­tion Cen­tre, Al­bert Town

Tav­ern, 6pm for 6.30pm.

Meet a Jus­tice of the Peace: Com­mu­nity Net­works, 73 Brown­ston Street, 10-2pm. Make an appointment 4437799.

Alexan­dra Pipe Band: meets Tues­days 7.30pm. Trans­port from Cromwell avail­able. Con­tact Dun­can 4450400.

Fine Thyme Singers: Tues­days 7pm at the Sup­per Room, Lodge Bldg, Old Town. Ph 4453245. Cromwell Drop-In Cen­tre: The Hut from 10am-2pm ev­ery sec­ond Tues­day. Play pool, bring crafts or a movie. Cost $4 and must be over 18.

Art ex­hi­bi­tion: Kirsty War­man: ‘Take off your shoes’ and Julie Col­lis: ‘Ir­re­place­able’ at gallery thirty three, in Wanaka, un­til July 28

Cromwell Ro­tary Sum­mer Book Ex­change: at Free­way Or­chard Carpark, SH 8. Books for sale $5 each, books for ex­change $2 each. Gen­tle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga col­lec­tive presents weekly yoga classes. Ro­tat­ing teach­ers. Ev­ery Mon­day 5.45pm - 7.15pm and ev­ery Tues­day 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Con­tact jen.grat­i­ Queen­stown Art Group: Join at Queen­stown Art Cen­tre, Bal­larat St. Wed­nes­day 9.30am-2pm. Bring your own equip­ment and work with other artists. $5 per ses­sion Con­tact : Ruth 03 442 9193.

Artists ex­hi­bi­tion: 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Con­tact (03)

448 6230 - En­try by do­na­tion. Wakatipu Se­nior Cit­i­zens: res­i­dents aged 60+ in­vited to Me­mo­rial St rooms for Tai Chi, card­mak­ing, big screen movies, plus a Fri­day hot lunch, tea/cof­fee, per­for­mances, games and en­ter­tain­ment . Open Tues­day: 12-3pm, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day: 10.30am to 3pm. Ph: 442 9214.

The Youth Booth: Open Mon­day to Fri­day 3pm to 6pm for year 7 and up. Con­tact: 442 8115 or they­outh­ Wakatipu Toy Li­brary: Man St on Mon­day 9.30am-11am, Wed­nes­day 1pm-2.30pm and Satur­day 9am-1pm. Ph 027 678 5593.

Queen­stown Cre­ative Writing Group: Meets fort­nightly. New mem­bers wel­come. Con­tact Mar­i­anne 021 0826 5824

Wakatipu Cro­quet Club: Meets Thurs­day and Satur­day 11am at Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights. BYO lunch. Con­tact Ruby 027 515 5877.


Liz Bres­lin is de­lighted to have been pub­lished by Otago Univer­sity Press.

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